Harvesting of Sri Lanka’s indigenous potatoes in the Yala season has commenced in Welimada.
Many areas of the Uva Province have come under the potato cultivation. The bulk of the potato harvest reaches the market in the Yala season.
Harvesting is rapidly taking place in Welimada, Keppetipola, Boralanda, Bogahakumbura and Uva Paranagama.
The current price of a kilogram of potatoes is between Rs. 90 and Rs. 110. The anticipated harvest in the Yala season is about 64,000 metric tons of potatoes.
Farmers say potatoes were cultivated in an area of about 4,000 hectares.